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Catbells - Kiln How

Keswick(6.5mls S), Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect romantic retreat with lots to explore from your doorstep
  • Views overlooking the Borrowdale Valley and fells from the garden 
  • Within walking distance to the village tearoom and country pub


Property code: 86394

Spacious first-floor apartment, one of five within a large Victorian house in a pretty village. Ideal for friends and couples who want to holiday together but have their own space to retreat.

Situated in Rosthwaite village, this apartment is just 3 miles from Derwentwater and 6 miles south of Keswick in the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. With walking paths and waterfalls accessible from your front door, this location is the perfect escape from reality. The village is surrounded by fells and open countryside, located between the River Derwent and Stonethwaite Beck. It is at the southern end of the Borrowdale Valley just before the road begins its climb up the steep Honister Pass at Seatoller. There are lots of activities on offer locally including fishing, rock climbing, and water sports on Derwentwater. This peaceful valley is fabulous to explore on foot, by cycle, bus, or car.

This charming first-floor apartment is one of five apartments in a large Victorian house situated in the centre of Rosthwaite village. As you enter the shared entrance into the hallway of this impressive welcoming house, you will find your private entrance on the first floor. The front entrance opens into a hallway, with the open-plan lounge, kitchen, and dining area to the right. It offers the perfect space to prepare a romantic meal for two while chatting and making plans for the rest of your stay. The lounge has sofas, a Smart TV, and an electric wall-mounted fire, there is also a dining table for two. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, a small fridge with a freezer compartment, and a microwave. There is a double bedroom and along the hall is the bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC.

Heading outside from the cottage, there is a shared garden with seating overlooking the Borrowdale Valley and fells. There is private parking for one car in the small car park within walking distance from the property, you can park at the front of the cottage to unload and load your car.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 bathroom – shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Private parking for one car in the small car park within walking distance from the property
  • Shared garden with seating and fell views
  • Pub, village shop, tearoom, and restaurants within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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